anthony jakubiak

Attended Spanish Immersion school

Co-founded student group

to build wind turbines

Pivoted to design school and took first IDEO-taught class

myWater concept highlighted in FastCompany

Led first co-innovation workshop with executives

Taught first design course as adjunct to undergraduates

1992

2009

2006

2011

2013

Pursued engineering at

the University of Minnesota

Co-founded my

first start-up in India

First design concept considered patentable by P&G

Featured in a USA

Network commercial

2017

2015

Product launch led to

+18M Twitter impressions

I'm a senior leader, guiding organizations and driving design. I live at the intersection of human needs and technological capabilities, from devices, to digital experiences, to the services that enable them.

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ABILITIES

BUILDING DESIGN TEAMS

I have experience building design teams across North and South America - From hiring and talent development, to scaling design team cultures, to creative space design.

PROJECT LEADERSHIP ON CLIENT PROGRAMS

I lead major design projects, managing design resources and coaching clients and stakeholders through the design process,

from initial strategy and scoping to final implementation.

DEEP DESIGN EXPERTISE

I am a seasoned designer with depths in Service Design, UX Strategy and User Research. I leverage my human-centered design mindset (aka: design thinking) and its methods re-frame problems, imagine new possibilities, and rally stakeholders.

HONORS & AWARDS

INNOVATION BY DESIGN AWARD

Fast Company - For best educational design // 2019

IDEA AWARD

International Design Excellence Awards - For Design Strategy // 2017

CORE 77 AWARD

Core 77 - For Strategy & Research, Service Design // 2017

JAMES DYSON AWARD

James Dyson Foundation // 2013

FEATURED IN USA NETWORK COMMERCIAL

USA Network Character With A Cause Initiative // 2013

KELLOGG INNOVATION NETWORK GLOBAL PRIZE

Kellogg School of Management // 2012

DYSON SCHOLAR

James Dyson Foundation // 2012

ACARA VENTURE COMPETITION WINNER

Acara Institute // 2010

* I've also been honored in having my past work featured in FastCompany, Mashable, PSFK, Chicago Sun Times, Motherboard

EDUCATION

WORK EXPERIENCE

STUDIO DESIGN DIRECTOR

SAP Design // 2017 - Current

As the Design Director for SAP Design’s newest studio in New York, I play a critical role in pushing design direction across our project portfolio, guiding design resources, and coaching clients and executives through the design process. I am a part of SAP Design's award-winning global design studio called the AppHaus that provides end-to-end design and innovation services backed by SAP technologies.

Responsibilities include: 
• Drive enterprise wide innovation and product experience design excellence across 25 lines of business. 

• Hiring, cultivating and mentoring interdisciplinary design teams

• Project leadership, design direction, scoping and delivery on client programs
• Business development

SENIOR DESIGN LEAD

2016 - 2017

SENIOR EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

2015 - 2016

EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

2013 - 2015

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Northwestern University // 2017 - Current

I teach undergraduate and graduate studio design courses at Northwestern's SF campus for the Segal Design Institute and Medill School of Journalism. The courses span the fundamentals of Design Thinking/Human Centered Design, Service Design, and Communication Design with a focus on client based experiential learning in design innovation, digital communication, and the intersection of technology and culture.

DESIGN STRATEGIST

TBD Innovation // 2013

 

Provided design strategy/research consulting around emerging technologies to identify the next billion dollar whitespace opportunity for a Fortune 50 CPG brand.

INTERACTION DESIGN STRATEGIST

Oracle Health & Life Sciences // 2013

 

Worked at the intersection of design strategy and interaction design for over 50 products and services spanning clinical R&D to care delivery.

DESIGN INSTRUCTOR @ INTEL

Intel Corporation // Summer 2012

Taught the human-centered design process and methods to undergraduate engineers interning for Intel’s Ultimate Engineering Experience.

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

U.S. Department of the Interior // 2009

 

Worked for the U.S. Government performing design cost estimation for National Wildlife Refuge assets valued at just under $3 Billion.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Segal Design Institute | Evanston, IL

 

M.S. Engineering Design & Innovation // 2012

PLANT GENETICS RESEARCHER

University of Minnesota Dept. Agriculture & Plant Genetics // 2006 - 2011

 

Mapped trans-genetic wheat and barley populations

in a plant genetics lab throughout college.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

College of Science & Engineering | Minneapolis, MN

 

Bachelor in Civil Engineering // 2011

*in my free time i like produce videos for Vimeo, ski, play tennis/soccer, and museum hop